Review #85

Title- The Trouble With Hating You Rating– 3/5 Genre- contemporary romance POV- alternating two POV, first person past tense Trope- arranged marriage, forced to work together, “bickering to lovers” Characters– Liya- successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. Jay- gorgeous, charming, lawer All the overbearing mothers, fathers, and well-wishing aunties who won’t mindContinue reading “Review #85”

Review #84

Title-  Themis Files Series (Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods, Only Human) Rating– 4/5 Genre- Scifi/dystopian, mystery POV- The interview style is interesting Similar Books/Comps– All Systems Red, Project Hail Mary My emotions-  Not my usual genre, but I was interested enough to finish the series Characters– Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading aContinue reading “Review #84”

Review #83

Title- The Water Dancer Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- Literary Fiction POV- First person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Gilded Ones My emotions-  defeated, wanting to be more hopeful Plot/Blurb- Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but wasContinue reading “Review #83”

Review #82

Title- An American Marriage Rating– 3/5 Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, present tense Trope- Relationships, Love triangle Similar Books/Comps– Rules for Visiting, The People We Keep My emotions-  depressing but thought provoking Characters– Celestial- she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career Roy- young executive Andre- Celestial’s childhood friend, and best manContinue reading “Review #82”

Review #81

Title- This Close to Okay Book of the Month Selection Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary POV- Alternating between Tallie and Emmett’s perspectives Trope- This was a heavy read with themes of suicide, betrayal, therapy, mental health and healing from grief. Similar Books/Comps– The Kindest Lie (see my review later) My emotions-  WaitingContinue reading “Review #81”

Review #80

Title- Water for Elephants Rating– 4/5 Genre- Women’s fiction or drama maybe POV- First person, past tense Trope- circus, scandal Similar Books/Comps– Salt of the Sea, The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary My emotions-  Intrigued, fascinated Characters– Jacob Janowski- orphaned, penniless, with no direction in life even though he was a vet student Marlena- equestrianContinue reading “Review #80”

Review #79

Title- Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- First person, present tense Similar Books/Comps– The Book of Chaos Vibe- humor, sarcasm, unique, original, whimsical Characters– Alcatraz Smedry- age 13, foster child Plot/Blurb- Alcatrez gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learnsContinue reading “Review #79”

Review #78

Title- The Art of Racing in the Rain Rating– 5/5 Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, past tense Trope- Family drama, Relationships, Dogs! Similar Books/Comps– A Dog’s Purpose My emotions-  Invested, connected Vibe– soul mates, compassion, philosophical (from the mind of a dog) Characters– I love how real they felt Plot/Blurb- MEET THE DOG WHO WILLContinue reading “Review #78”

Review #77

Title- The Davinci Code Rating– 4/5 Genre- Suspense, mystery Similar Books/Comps– The Library of the Unwritten My emotions-  Edge of my seat Characters– Robert Langdon- Harvard symbologist Sophie Neveu- French cryptologist Comments- I liked the action and danger more than the history bits. I wanted more romance than there was. Plot/Blurb- Robert is awakened byContinue reading “Review #77”